Australia’s Northern Territory Department of Justice has installed biometric readers in 14 police watch houses to understand how often problem drinkers habitually get taken into custody, reports IT News.
The department contracted with Unisys to design and install its Integrated Justice Identification Module, which has been rolled out in stages since last July. Police officers use the system to capture fingerprints and photographs of repeat offenders.
The system stores the data and helps police identify when offenders have prior incidences of drunken misconduct that could land them on the Territory’s banned drinking registry.
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